Title: POSIDUNE: Posidonia oceanica and sand interaction with dune natural environment

Funding Source: INTERREG

Budget IMBBC: 17,000€

Start / End Date: 2006 - 2008

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Project Progress: 100%

Principal Investigator:

Costas Dounas (retired)

Project Members:

Research Directions:

Ecology and ecosystem management


The aim of the project was the exchange of experience and technical knowledge on the management of dune systems of the Mediterranean coast. The implementation of common protocols for monitoring also included the description of the geophysical and biological parametres of the coastal environment in selected areas and the assess of the application of innovative methods and intervention techniques for restoration and protection of coastal dunes. Specific innovative application is the massive use of marine litter phanerogams (Posidonia oceanica) in the manufacture of structural units for protection and improvement of the dunes.